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Bacchus was the Greco-Roman god of wine, indulgence, intoxication, and freedom. Decadent parties in his honor, called bacchanalia, were venues for revelry and hedonistic pleasures. For her debut lingerie collection, Erica M. has imagined a world of a New York underground secret society where Art Nouveau excess and bacchanalian debauchery come together in an ecstatic celebration of sensuality and empowerment. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to interview designer […]

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I love custom lingerie. It’s great if you’re a non-standard shape or want the perfect piece that just isn’t available on the market right now in your size range. Over the years I’ve definitely developed a routine that I follow when I order a new custom piece, so I thought today I’d put together a guide for everyone else. This contains both the basics and some more detailed dos and […]

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Many of us are happy to finally see the lingerie industry’s obsession with strappy, bondage-inspired lingerie come to an end. It was starting to feel as if every harness and cage bra had a whiff of desperation — trying too hard to be edgy, to be sexy, to be avant garde. In a race to be different, so many brands started to look the same. Only those with a truly […]

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Disclosure: I received these items free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. The ethos of Les Lunes resonates strongly with me — the brand aims to make garments that are both stylish and easy to wear. There’s overlap between their lines of Lingerie, Active Wear, Casual Wear, and Ready to Wear, with the groups mingling and styling with both each other and an average wardrobe in […]

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Even if you’re not into fantasy wear, it’s hard to deny the theatrical fabulousness of Divamp. Barcelona-based designer Boyd Baten has created a line of over-the-top wearable armor that is equally at home on an opera stage as it is at the Black Rock Desert of Burning Man. Part glam gladiator, part futuristic fetish, Baten’s pieces are true works of art. It’s no surprise Baten ended up creating wearable sculpture. […]

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Protecting the environment has never looked so good! Danish brand, Underprotection, fuses sustainable materials with fashion-forward design for a collection that you can feel good about indulging in. You may recognize the name from our Lingerie Market trend recap, where their Fleur romper stood out as an excellent example of lingerie-as-outerwear. It is this versatility in their designs that gives Underprotection’s S/S 2015 collection a relaxed accessibility that is really […]

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Disclosure: The lingerie in this review was purchased with my own money and all opinions are my own. I received the stockings at a discount when I modeled for the designer. Lust Designs is unaffiliated with this review. I bought myself a pair of latex thigh-high stockings when I modeled for Lust Designs four years ago. The rest of the ensemble was a latex French maid outfit, if you were […]

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Chromat is one of those truly innovative brands that is constantly stretching what is possible in the design world. As with their exhilaratingly avant-garde A/W 2014 ‘Bionic Bodies‘ collection of wearable exoskeletons, Chromat continues to redefine fashion – what it looks like, how we wear it, how we feel in it, and, ultimately, how we access it. This avant-garde label is always looking to new manufacturing techniques to achieve the complex […]

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While the name Madame Aime may be new, its heritage is not. While recently born from the liquidation earlier this year of young Parisian brand, Monette Paris, there remains a rich history of fine French craftsmanship. Madame Aime has inherited Monette’s skilled team of designers and seamstresses, with full access to its Parisian design studio and factory (formerly utilized by iconic brand Lejaby). The transition from Monette Paris to Madame […]

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Just two more weeks ‘til Halloween is upon us and here I am, elbow deep in a sea of fabric, glitter and glue, constructing my costume piece by piece in preparation for the big day. For me it’s the same every year: search through my closet, find my most favorite, over-the-top, unique piece of clothing I own, and base my entire look for Halloween night around it. While it may […]

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